Olympics: Day 2

Credit: Morgue File

Credit: Morgue File

Day 2 of the Olympics is underway and Team USA is making a good showing.

Alexander Massialas grabbed silver in Fencing, Individual Foil, the first individual fencing medal the US has taken home since ’84.

Gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman qualified for the women’s all-around finals. Team USA had the highest overall scores with US darling Gabby Douglas coming in 3rd, meaning she won’t advance to the finals.

Katie Ledecky set an olympic record in the 400m freestyle and will advance to the finals tonight.

US Women’s basketball team bested Senegal 121-56. Diana Taurasi led the way, breaking an Olympic record with a 65 point margin.

The US Women’s beach volleyball team dominated Australia thanks to the teamwork of Kerri Walsh and April Beach.

The Men’s beach volleyball team also cranked out a win thanks to Phil Dalhausser and Nicholas Lucena.

On the shooting range, Corey Codgell of US received bronze in the Women’s trap.

US Women’s swim team got us a silver in the 4×100 relay while simultaneously setting a new American record.

The men’s swim team picked up 3 silver medals as well. Though they did fail to defend the 6 golds in the 400m freestyle, Maya DiRado made sure we at least got that second place finish.

The men’s basketball team also whomped Senegal 119-62.

For the first time in US Olympic history, the rugby team won, leading Colombia 48-0.

And the US archery team (including a guy that the Internet insists looks exactly like Leonardo Dicaprio), though his name is actually Brady Ellison, grabbed a silver medal.

And the US’s first gold medal of #Rio2016 went to Ginny Thrasher in the 10m air rifle.

An honorable mention goes not to any of the athletes but to Ghostbusters’ Leslie Jones scored a personal invitation from NBC Executive Producer Jim Bell to attend the games in Rio after she out-fanned all other Olympic fans combined via Twitter. Have fun Leslie!

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